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It's about 0.0000001 times the number of Emails Sent per Day.
In other words, 30,000 is 0.0000001020 times the count of Emails Sent per Day, and the count of Emails Sent per Day is 9,800,000 times that amount.
(2010 figures) (estimated averages)
Each day, human computer users and automated programs send about 294 billion emails. Of those, an estimated 214 billion emails are spam advertisements for pharmaceuticals or drugs.
It's about one-six-hundred-fifty-thousandth the number of Chickens in the World.
In other words, the count of Chickens in the World is 630,000 times 30,000.
(a.k.a. fowl) (Gallus gallus domesticus) (2011 figures) (average population)
The most numerous domesticated animals in the world, the estimated average population of chickens worldwide is 19 billion animals. Of these, about 6.4 billion birds produce the world's supply of chicken eggs.
It's about one-fifty-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, 30,000 is 0.00002080 times the count of Users on Facebook, and the count of Users on Facebook is 48,100 times that amount.
(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)
It's about one-five-thousandth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 5,000 times 30,000.
(figures as of 2015)
First published in 1859, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two CIties is the best-selling novel of all time, for which complete sales figures are available, having sold an estimates 200 million copies. The novel itself contains 135,420 words.
It's about one-three-thousandth the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 30,000 is 0.0003628 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 2,756 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
It's about one-two-thousandth the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, 30,000 is 0.00045 times the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011), and the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 2,200 times that amount.
(sales figures as of 1990) (1982 release)
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 30,000 is 0.0007825 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 1,278 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)